Oldham, Omar Benjamin 1844-1937
OLDHAM, MILLER, HENRY, HANSEL
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Date: 4/15/2012 at 00:26:14
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Colesburg Pioneer Dies
Omar Benjamin Oldham, pioneer of Iowa, died at the home of his son, Doyle, near Garber, March 10, at the age of 92.
When 11 years old he came to Iowa from Pennsylvania with his parents and settled near Colesburg, where his father followed the occupation of gunsmith. Mr. Oldham assisted his father until he was 27, when he was married to Eliza Jane Miller, and the couple began farming.
To this union were born three children: Llewelwyn Arthur, Sylvester Doyle and Cuthbert Garfield, the latter preceding his father in death by three months.
Funeral services were held at the Fairview church Friday, with the Rev. A. H. Meyers of the Zion Immanuel church of near Colesburg officiating. Three grandchildren and three nephews were pall bearers: Ralph and Omar Oldham of Garber, Walter of Oneida, Coyne of Des Moines, C. E. Henry of Postville and Cedric Hansel of Barber.
Added by S. Ferrall, Clayton co. coordinator
Brown cemetery records give dates 1844-1937.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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